The Joys of Agony

In the seven months since Nier: Automata’s release, I’ve played through a number of heavy-hitters and memorable gems alike, yet none have had the same level of permanence. The wounds left by Yoko Taro’s depressing masterpiece never closed: “Vague Hope (Cold Rain)” still makes me tear up without fail, and few things give me greater …

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Life is Strange: Episode 1

Being the first episode of a full season, I am reviewing this without giving away too many details. Future entries will contain spoilers, as it will discuss the events of the episodes, assuming that readers will have completed previous episodes in the story. As much as I love Telltale’s first season of The Walking Dead …

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Patchwork

For the last few months, I engaged in a ritual where the results were always the same; I popped in Battlefield 4 and played a handful of matches before it crashed my PS4, abandoned the experience I earned or randomly booted me out. I’d abandon my session out of frustration, but I always felt compelled …

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Aborted Impressions: Resident Evil Revelations

There’s no question that Capcom have lost their way with its venerable horror franchise, Resident Evil. From a B-grade blockbuster film franchise to the maligned Resident Evil 6, public opinion has never been lower. Desperate to turn the tide and get back to the heart of S.T.A.R.S., Capcom released Resident Evil Revelations for the 3DS …

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Crew Review: The Last of Us

With Naughty Dog’s creation finally off the shelves and in our homes, Ben and I couldn’t wait to dig in. Once the end credits had finally rolled for both of us, we sat down to commit our thoughts to a page.

Playlist: June 21st

Wow. That Xbox DRM backpedalling, eh? Hell of a thing. It’s pretty inspiring to see how, right when you’re thinking mere opinion can’t change anything, overwhelming public opinion manages to change the plans of a major player like this. Too bad they’ve still got their always online spycam, right? Darn shame. PLAYED Tomb Raider Colin: …

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Aborted Impressions: Tekken Revolution

Before they retired to the shady halls of Dave and Buster’s, the arcades were technological wonderlands for kids and adults alike. From shooting Die Hard-esque villains with plastic light guns to racing in NASCAR as “DAYYYYYYTOOOOOONAAAAAA!” blared in your ears, the arcade offered a wealth of 5-10 minute attractions in a sea of bleeps and …

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The Least of Us

It was a bittersweet moment earlier this year when I received God of War: Ascension as a birthday gift. It was a very considerate gift, and I was extremely grateful for it, but just earlier the same day I’d been listening to the Giant Bombcast as they ripped the game a new asshole for being …

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